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Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Check out "my" short story display case...
I thought it was time for another look at Brighton Waterstone's short story display case. If this works I think you should be able to click the pic and see it in giant format. Some very good books in there.
From the top we have The Cost of Living by Mavis Gallant, The United States of McSweeney's(delicious as all McSweeney's publications are) and of course Raymond Carver's Beginners.
You'll not be surprised to see Janice Galloway's Collected Stories or The Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore and then I have one of my favourites of this year, Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout next to Sylvia Plath's Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams (gosh, I love that cover so much.)
On the next shelf down we have the Bristol Short Story Prize anthology 2009, Gentleman's Relish by Patrick Gale, Miranda July's No One Belongs Here More Than You, Nuala Ni Chonchuir's excellent Nude.
Phew - this link love takes it out of a gal.
Right, next we have a new one (spotted by my lovely colleague Eddie) Super Girl by Ruth Thomas, one regular readers of this blog will know very well - Vanessa Gebbie's superb Words From a Glass Bubble, A L Kennedy's What Becomes
and Kelly Link's Pretty Monsters (pretty cover too!)
Crikey, so many short story books, so many links! Onto the final shelf: Yiyun Li A Thousand Years of Good Prayers is next to Helen Simpsons Hey yeah Right Get a Life (a fab collection to change the mind of anyone who thinks women's domesticity can't be the stuff of brilliant literature.) Then there is David Constantine The Shieling, and finally The Childrens' Hours edited by Zimler and Sekulovic.
Cool stuff huh?
And I have a teaser for you. There is a new display case on the fiction floor of Waterstone's Brighton. I am running it with Eddie and we have both chosen books for it. I think some of you will really like it! Anyone want to take a guess as to what its theme is?